A capture from my encounter with this handsome fellow and his mate a couple of weeks ago. This was not long after I first spotted him in a roadside tree. He had given me a few poses then took off and hunted the adjacent field.
Look at those talons! Holy moly. Those could do some damage, eh?
These eagles are one of the largest and fastest raptors in North America. With wingspans that can exceed seven feet across and capable of speeds to 200mph, they are nothing short of impressive. It is little wonder that they are the most common official national animal in the world with Albania, Germany, Austria, Mexico, and Kazakhstan all choosing it to represent them.